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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online reading and literacy degree are often P-12 teachers and administrators interested in pursuing reading and literacy leadership roles in schools, districts and other educational organizations.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education program
  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community or technical college
  • Continuing education program
  • Governmental education agency
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 private school
  • P–12 public school
  • Preschool program
  • Research and policy organization
  • School district
  • State education department

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

Higher education

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Continuing education director
  • Full-time faculty
  • Learning center director

P–12 education

  • Adult basic education director
  • Coordinator of reading or literacy program
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Reading or literacy coach
  • Reading specialist

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates of the Doctor of Education degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes result

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 64%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 64%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 82%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 82%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 55%Assumed leadership responsibilities 82%Received a salary increase 55%Received a promotion 64%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.